At the moment I’m a big fan of comparatively upbeat closing tracks that follow a run of dark/low-key/intense songs. Even if the lyrics remain foreboding, the overall effect is still like sunshine after a storm. Examples can be found on Pink Floyd’s The Wall, Kate Bush’s Hounds of Love, Nick Cave’s Skeleton Tree and to a lesser extent, The Cure’s Disintegration.
So what’s YOUR favourite type of closing track?
- Epic showstopper?
- Proggy side-long track?
- Hit single?
- Low-key downer?